Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  2012 Shiraz

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

We were blessed with a spectacular vintage in 2012-the reds will be talked about for a long time! Low cropping with great intensity, the shiraz fruit on our Taranga vineyard was singing, and the concentration on the vine has carried through beautifully into the resultant wines.

Awards & Accolades:

James Halliday -  93 points -Published 27th July 2014

Deep, dark and impressive.  Intense warm-hearted notes of blackberry, asphalt, salt-bush and dried, woody clove.  Intensity of fruit is the main game; oak has almost been entirely consumed.  And yet rusty, earthen tannin help gives the wine both a minerally and traditional edge.

 

Reviews

  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Companion, 93 points

    Wine Companion tasting note.

    Rating:
    Drink By:
    2025
    Price:
    $29.00
    Date Tasted:
    11 Dec 2013
    Alcohol:
    14.5%

    CM - Published on 27 Jul 2014

    Deep, dark and impressive. Intense, warm-hearted notes of blackberry, asphalt, salt-bush and dried, woody clove. Intensity of fruit is the main game; oak has almost been entirely consumed. And yet rusty, earthen tannin help gives the wine both a minerally and traditional edge.

  • Aspire Magazine, Aug/Sept 2014, 92 points

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    A supple, soft mouthful of lightly sandy shiraz, showing rich, dark fruit personality, some licorice and earth notes and a chewy finish. Its one of those 'winter warmer' styles with enough restraint to make it food friendly too. Great drinking, complex fruit character in tow. 92 points. Mike Bennie.

  • WBM Wine Reviews, Mike Bennie, July 2014, 92 points

    A supple, soft mouthful of lightly sandy Shiraz showing rich, dark fruit personality, some licorice and earth notes and a chewy finish. Its one of those 'winter warmer' styles with enough restraint to make it food friendly too. Great drinking, complex fruit character in tow. 92 points

  • Decanter Magazine, Highly Recommended, April 2014

    Lovely, polished primary fruit with mineral notes bringing some elegance. A lovely chocolatey sweetness and concentrated dark-berry notes, nicely defined by stylish spicy-oak treatment and a generous, lush finish.

  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Dec 2013, 92 points

    The back label mentions that 2012 may be the “vintage of the century”.
    Long way to go, of course.
    Fruit and flavour is excellent. Alcohol warmth is a little more distracting. It
    tastes of blackberry and asphalt, graphite, salt-bush and cloves. Fruit does
    the talking; there’s little oak to speak of here, save for the wine’s creamy
    smoothness. Rusty, earthen tannin adds a rustic kind of sophistication.
    Balance is good. In a warm-hearted style, this is very good.
    92 Points

  • Wine Will Eat Itself, Jeremy Pringle, 13-4-2014

    A good vintage for McLaren Vale and a good year for Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz. This is giving and fleshy yet never formless.

    Mulberries, cinnamon dusted blueberries, milk chocolate, nutmeg and licorice all cleverly bound with oak, ensconced acidity and grainy tannin. Very much what I expect from the both the vineyard and producer. 91

    Region: McLaren Vale
    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Closure: Screwcap
    Price: $30
    Tasted: April 2014

  • Download Tasting Notes

    Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale - Estate Grown

    Colour

    Deep maroon

    Aroma

    Loads of plummy fruit on the nose, backed up by generous spice, dark chocolate and toasty oak

    Palate

    Brilliant freshness, bursting with forest fruits and dense chocolate mocha notes. The palate is typically generous, with loads of fine tannin giving structure to the wine, and a long finish. Enjoy with slow-roasted beef cheeks and heirloom root vegetabl

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now to 10 years

    Maturation

    French and American new and old oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

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